Iraq: Centre & South Bi-weekly Protection Update (10 - 23 November 2017)



The military offensive in Rawa has been concluded and the rehabilitation of the area will require immediate attention. Forced returns of IDPs in Anbar and Baghdad continued, particularly targeting IDPs from Anbar and Salah al-Din. Many are returning to areas that still lack services and remain insecure. In Tooz Khurmatu (Salah al-Din) widespread destruction of civilian property, particularly in Kurdish dominated neighbourhoods, and almost daily security incidents were reported.

Affected Population

1.81 million IDPs have returned to their places of origin while 1.36 million are still displaced in Center-South areas.